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and in central and south america. >> reporter: he believes that americans will be willing to pay more for chocolate if they know that in turn impoverished farmers will earn more. of all places, why congo? >> why congo? well, it was really ben affleck's fault. >> reporter: yes, that ben affleck. >> like this? that's well fermted. this isn't. >> reporter: earlier this year, we joined ben affleck and joe on a trip to the d.r.c., cocoa can only grow within a narrow climate zone close to the equator. in 2009 affleck started a charity called eastern congo initiative to spur economic development in this war-torn region. five million people have died here due to decades of conflict. >> as i was reading, i just sort of stumbled upon some of these statistics. i was struck not only by the numbers but by the fact that i hadn't heard about it. >> reporter: so affleck decided to use his celebrity as a sort of currency to attract investment. he led a small group of philanthropists, protected by armed guards, through jungles where cocoa trees thrive. and farmers struggle. >> the cocoa industry here h
in a big way. the ambitious plan that would transform this land into something that looks more like south of market. >> and one of the hottest debates in america broke ground in california today. our region is about to be fracked. >> it's also about to dry out. we had a weak little storm move through the bay area that's mostly gone. tomorrow looks good. and then changes are on the way. we have all the details coming up with our forecast after a break. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, project in san francisco has taken a big step forward. nw three different bay area locations could st >>> an ambitious development project in san francisco has taken a big step forward. now three different bay area locations could start to see almost $2 billion worth of new housing. cbs 5 political insider phil matier is on treasure island to tell us more on who is bankrolling all of this. >> reporter: it's interesting. behind us is a million-dollar view and that's one of the biggest selling points in this deal that has a very unusual partner. here's the story. this is treasure island today smack-dab in the middle of the sa
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